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the teen accused in deaths maybe be out of jail soon. and copper thieves. the clues they say the suspects left behind. and this is a job even the dog catcher couldn't pull off. the animal on the loose that made for a wild morning in one neighborhood. the news at 11:00 starts now. good tuesday morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley.
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>> i'm marla tellez. spring break plans have to move in doors today. the bay area is being hit with a round of rain. check out oakland. a gray day. there are reports of minor flooding on roadways in the east bay. meteorologist christina loren joins us with what's going on outside. >> good morning. we actually need this rain, so if you are headed out, travel cautiously. we are getting some pretty heavy showers now. the bulk in the east bay. oakland getting steady rainfall. as we transition through the evening, showers lighten up. in the south bay, we haven't had tthat much activity until the past hour or so. we expect more rainfall through the day today and tonight. it all works out like this. periods of rain today, on and off light showers. then another system comes in, a
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colder system packing more moisture. we will let you know when the kids can get outdoors the next few days. keep the umbrella handy in the meantime. >> thank you very much. the teenage driver held for killing a concord father and daughter could be released soon from police custody sometime today. time is running out for prosecutors to file charges. it doesn't mean the teen is off the hook. nbc bay area's bob redell is at juvenile hall. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. i spoke with the district attorney's office. they say they're waiting for the police department to hand over evidence before deciding to file charges against the 17-year-old driver who is locked up on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. if they don't file charges by
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4:30 this afternoon, that teen driver will be released because the law requires charges be filed in two business days for cases involving juveniles. the d.a. says that doesn't mean the suspect in this weekend's deadly car crash can't be charged at a later date. saturday morning, he ran off treat boulevard onto the sidewalk, plowed into a father and two daughters out for a bike ride. the man and his daughter was killed. a 12-year-old had minor injuries. they are trying to figure out if he was talk or texting at the time of the accident or if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. bob redell, nbc bay area news. they are trying to identify a pedestrian hit in mountain
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view. the man struck by the driver of a pickup on north shoreline avenue near wright avenue about 9:00 last night. he died at the scene. the driver stayed and isn't suspected of being under the influence. the pedestrian wasn't carrying any identification, so all police know is he appears to be under 30 years old. they're looking for a woman that stopped to help. she may have seen what happened. nothing short of another somber dare at oikos university. remembering the victims of the shooting rampage, a memorial service taking place this morning. stephanie chuang is live where the entire community is mourning the death of seven students. a heart breaking, tragic situation. >> reporter: absolutely, jon. a very somber mood. only a handful of people left. the service ended about 10 or 15 minutes ago. there was a line of people
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bringing up white carnations to the table where there with seven pictures of the victims, laid them there in honor of the victims, paying their respects. the school having this for loved ones trying to find peace and move forward. ♪ there was music, prayer, words of comfort from mayor quan, and a student representative. about 100 friends and family of the seven victims killed during monday's massacre were there. one of the victims was two months from graduating. we spoke with a friend about the 40-year-old mother of three that imgrated. >> when she came to join the husband in the united states, i
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was among the people that welcomed her into our community, so this is one of those that we don't even know how to forget. so that's why i'm here. >> reporter: before the service, oikos staff members were posting messages of condolence from around the country. the school is trying to raise money for victims' families. go to to get information how to donate to the victims' foundation. daily memorial concerts will be held through end of the month. school leaders say they're already in talks how to continue classes here and the school could be open again in as early as a couple weeks.
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live in oakland, stephanie chuang, nbc bay area. senator rick santorum, nbc news reporting he is about to anoups he is going to suspend his campaign. right now, layoff look at an appearance in pennsylvania where he is about to step up to the mike to announce to supporters two weeks shy of that pennsylvania primary. of course, santorum took a break from campaigns just over the weekend while his young lawyer who is ill now was in the hospital. that was all before resuming his schedule. several events have been cancelled again. nbc news saying rick santorum is going to be making that announcement a announceme announcement any moment. san francisco police will
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meet with people in ingleside. five people were found dead march 23rd. one man is in jail facing five murder counts. police will let them know what they're doing to keep the neighborhood safe. it is be in the wellness auditorium this evening. people force frd their home and a major thoroughfare after a fire in hayward. it started 6:30 at this restaurant on mission boulevard. the fire spread to the second floor apartment forcing the family has lives there out of their home. damage to the apartment is estimated in the neighborhood of $80,000. the fire shut down the neighborhood and northbound lanes of mission boulevard at least an hour. firefighters say copper thieves may have been to blame for another east bay fire that took place overnight.
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this broke out about 2:00 a.m. at a cash 4 gold store on hesse peerian boulevard. nobody was injured. firefighters found wire cutters at the store and believe they were trying to remove copper wiring from the roof and that's when they accidentally started the fire. two california representatives are sponsoring make it in america bills. they urge the bart to buy american as they consider contracts for new fleets of cars. they must pass an audit showing they use federal requirements to use 60% merp made parts in those cars.
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students are hoping to attend san jose university. the university president announced an end to guaranteed admissions for qualified high school seniors. it gives students and community college transfers preference only. they blame state budget cuts that reduced available courses and overcrowded classrooms. los angeles police out in force for opening day at dodgers stadium a year after a brutal beating of a giants fan. police started patrols last night. the goal is to keep fans from arriving too early and drinking before today's game set to start at 1:00 this afternoon. last year, it was giants fan bryan stow punched in the head, kicked and slammed to the ground after the home opener at dodgers stadium. two southern california men are charged in that attack. stow suffered severe brain damage and is still in
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rehabilitation. his family suing the dodgers, saying stow needs lifelong medical care costing at least $50 million. pg&e is checking the safety of more pipelines in the south bay. they will emit gas from 20 miles of pipeline in alum rock area. they began to test pipes after the 2010 blast. they say there is no need to worry, it is harmless and will dissipate into the area. gas service isn't expected to be effected for people in that area. coming up, saving at the pump. is buying a cheaper grade of gas a good idea and will it help you in the long run? the agreement in washington that will make your phone useless if stolen. meet the winners of the mega
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millions jackpot. what they plan to do with all that money. and a live look at the podium where senator rick santorum is expected to step up any minute now and announce he is suspending his campaign and atician w be i official in minutes. we'll keep you posted.
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and we are following breaking news on the presidential campaign trail. president rick santorum expected to announce he is suspending his campaign. here is a live look at the podium, he is expected to take the podium and make that announcement according to nbc news. we will stay with you to bring you the latest. mitt romney may be the frontrunner in the republican race but still is trailing president obama in some categories according to the latest polls. a new "the washington post" poll found if the election were held today, 51% would vote for mr. obama, and 44% would vote
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for romney. also found 64% say mr. obama is more likeable and friendlier. the republican has the lead on the president when it comes to handling the budget deficit. president obama is in florida pushing for a tax proposal called the buffet rule, named after billionaire warren buffet will have people that make more than 1 million a year pay more in taxes. right now, many wealthy earn income taxed at 15%. this would raise the rate to at least 30%. that's not expected to make it through congress, but senate democrats argue that rule is needed for, quote, economic fairness. thieves that rip-off and sell hot cell phones could find themselves left in the cold left
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in agreement from carriers and the federal government. they're setting up a database of identification numbers unique to each device. the cell phone can then be permanently deactivated when reported stolen. previously, carriers were only disabling the sim card which could be easily swapped out. we know more about the mega million winners. they say three school employees have come forward to claim their share of that historic $656 million jackpot. they want to remain anonymous. here is what we know about them. the teachers and school administrator pitched in $20 each to buy 60 tickets. one of those tickets matched all six numbers. all three worked other jobs outside school to make ends meet. >> we certainly understand when people play the lottery, they want to win, you want to win.
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however, if it can't be you, these are precisely the people you would want to see win the lottery. >> each get about $35 million each, they plan to get a new home and travel. the other winners were from kansas and illinois. it was a wild morning in los angeles literally. a black bear weighing at least 500 pounds wandered into a neighborhood between homes, probably looking for some breakfast. fish and game were on rooftops trying to tranquilize the bear to bring him into the woods. the sheriff's department thinks it is the same bear frequenting the area the past month, usually around garbage day. he is no fool. >> picnic basket or something out there. being in the backyard, here, kitty, wait a minute! >> a bear.
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looks like a lot of rain. meteorologist christina loren, should we expect that the week? >> get out the umbrella. not just today. showers in the forecast tomorrow and stronger round of rain for thursday. a live look at oakland. we have cameras across the bay. we will take you to where the rain is the heaviest. on the radar, you see the yellow and orange with the green. you can see that front vertically draped across the bay area, vertical, which is unusual. you have this moderate rainfall coming down. that's where driving will be treacherous. 680 and 880, nice and slick at this point, and we have moderate rain on the way to the south bay where it has been relatively dry. light showers so far. we are tracking that system 16 minutes away from skots valley,
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campbell, you'll see moderate showers in 52 minutes. in about an hour, they move to san jose. temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees cooler. you have opportunities to get outside. 5:00 a.m. wednesday. mostly cloudy conditions. we stay dry through about 11:00 a.m., when we meet back here tomorrow. but more rain is on the way. stop it 11:00 p.m. wednesday. the next rain moves in with heavy downpours in the north bay by 5:00 a.m. thursday. so what does that mean for the home opener. stop the clock at 8:00 a.m. we will see spotty on and off showers throughout that game. we are expecting quite a bit of rainfall in san francisco, possibly an inch after all said
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and done. p.m. rain thursday, make sure you have something to protect your hair, ladies, at the home opener. on and off showers for the game. saturday, that's the day for outdoor activities. wait for plans until 10:00 a.m. we have a nice, clear day after that. lots of sunshine and 71 degrees sunday. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. new information about the death of toms as kinkaid, what his girlfriend says happened the day he passed away. and the latest snag in the progress for california he a high speed rail.
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he stepped to the mic to
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announce he is suspending his campaign. >> outpouring of prayers over weekend. had a difficult weekend. good friday was a bit of a passion play for us with our daughter, bella, who is getting unfortunately very sick, we ended up in the hospital over the weekend. she's a fighter and she's doing exceptionally well, and is back with us and the family, and we are looking forward to spending a lot of great time with her. but it did pause us to think as the role that we have as parents and in her life and with the rest of our family, and this was a time for prayer and thought over this past weekend, just like it was frankly when we decided to get into this race. karen and i and the kids sat at the kitchen table, talked about
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our hopes and fears and our concerns, and we were very concerned about our role being the best parents we possibly could to our children, making sure they had a country that was -- where the american dream was still possible. i think a lot of concerns that we had, karen and i had in particular for our family, with what was going on in washington, d.c., all the problems you heard me talk about on the campaign trail, that american dream was slipping, not just from the hands of average americans, but for all americans, that that dream was slipping away, and that we had to as good parents to go out and do what we could to take on that responsibility for our children and for children across this country, and so we started out almost a year ago now in somerset, pennsylvania, and i told, well,
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my story, our story of our family, and my grandfather, who came to this country and worked in the coal mines, my father that served our country in world war ii. as you have heard through the campaign, talked about my stories, stories of my families. after awhile, it became less about my stories and more about what kept us going were your stories, stories of people across america that we had the privilege of getting the chance to know and interact with us. when you travel around, one such guy was chuck, had a pickup truck, joined our team, drove us around in his dodge ram pickup for months on end, did so as a volunteer because he believed we provided the best opportunity to turn this country around. i met a lot of folks in iowa
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that i'll never forget, like sam, a talk show host, and a fighter pilot, man of strong convictions, welling up, tearing up about what was going on with our country and in particular our national security, laying out not a three legged stool of ronald reagan but four legged, with the constitution being one of the vitally important legs we had forgotten about. people like wendy jenson, our best volunteer, 5,000 phone calls. a few days before the primary because she was someone dealing with a disability, dealing with an illness, she passed away shortly before the talk us, but was someone that i remembered, her passion for the least of us, those who are on the margins of society as many would have looked at her. folks, even today because of our
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daughter bella, came to our rallies, one after another in wheelchairs, bringing their special needs children, holding up signs of children saying i'm for bella's dad. just a beautiful idea of again not my story but their stories was what really fueled our campaign and gave us the energy, at a time when over and over again, we were told forget it, you can't win. we were winning in a different way because we were touching hearts, raising issues that well, frankly a lot of people didn't want to have raise the. our best phone caller after iowa was a young man who came to our first event in oklahoma in a wheelchair. >> out of gettysburg, pennsylvania, rick santorum expected to announce he is going
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